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fw🫀 ergo desk concepts🫀by Robert

here’s your weekly dose of treats 💌
a weekly list of goodies, ideas, pieces of research, principles, models, and other random stuff curated by Robert

fiery stuff I've been ingesting
1. Advanced ergonomic desk concepts (video)
3. Teach yourself a language in 15 minutes a day - step-by-step demo (video)
4. I Spent Hundreds of Hours Working in VR. Here’s What I Learned.
The personality of the Immersed app is “tech bro.” From the intro tutorial, which suggests that I “Go crush today!” to the weekly email comparing my time in VR to the time spent by ostensible “power users,” it’s all about maximizing productivity. It’s true: I get so focused on work, so deep into the zone, that I don’t notice my forehead going numb. Cues like the sun setting on another day are invisible to me, and with no view of the clutter in the meatspace room, I don’t distract myself by getting up to clean something every 20 minutes. The house is getting to be a mess.
This is the promise of working from VR: a complete stillness but for an active mind. The world does not disturb me, and in return I do not disturb it.
If you are interested in working in VR, you can also check Immersed or I spent a week in a VR headset (video).
5. Shottr - small, fast, human-sized screenshot app built for those who care about pixels. It was crafted with Swift, optimized for M1, and is completely free at the moment.
6. Tech questions for 2022
7. Are you using your smartphone to its maximum potential?
One thing that has always felt strange to me about the cryptocurrency world is the lack of attention to the client/server interface. When people talk about blockchains, they talk about distributed trust, leaderless consensus, and all the mechanics of how that works, but often gloss over the reality that clients ultimately can’t participate in those mechanics. All the network diagrams are of servers, the trust model is between servers, everything is about servers. Blockchains are designed to be a network of peers, but not designed such that it’s really possible for your mobile device or your browser to be one of those peers.
10. Ion Grigorescu is a central figure in the Romanian neo-avant-garde.
food for thought
If you win an argument, you are not the winner.
The winner is the truth.
Lead the argument by order and style—then you’re the winner!
A good conversation means a pleasant process, not a victorious outcome.
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— Robert
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